Limbo IPA | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Limbo IPALimbo IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co.
Vermont, United States
longtrail.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A big, mouth-watering IPA, brimming with all the flavors and aromas of the new breed of hops coming from Australia and the Pacific Northwest.

Added by luvbier on 10-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,926
Reviews:
241
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
10.27%
 
 
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87
Gots:
749
For Trade:
1
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Photo of TheBeerCarl
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I'm reviewing this for the style outlined by BeerAdvocate which is an imperial/double IPA. The bottle just days IPA but based on color and ABV, I'd say it definitely resembles more of a double.

The beer pours a clear deep brown/amber with a cream colored head. The head has great retention and lacing. The amount of head is nice and light showing that there is the right amount of carbonation.

The smell is a blend of new England and west coast styles. There is a strong presence of orange and pine with subtle floral and tropical notes. There is also a decent amount of caramel, toast and heat.

The flavor is more west coast in style. It has strong pine, orange peel, caramel and toastiness. It has a good amount of bitterness balanced with malt. There is a little to much heat for 7.6% but not overly intense.

The mouthful is a perfect balance of body and carbonation. The medium-full body compliments malt bill while the carbonation accents the hoppiness.

Overall this is good IPA.

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Photo of Zai
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Karenremom
1.62/5  rDev -60.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Photo of thebooyakid
3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergoot
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy, brownish orange body; thick, sticky, rocky head; sheets of foam along the glass. Bready and fruity aroma; suggestions of pineapple and orange. Bread crust flavor; dull sweetness; bold hop bitterness. Heavy and warm mouthfeel; rich and creamy on the palate.

An outstanding IPA delivering nice depth and balance of cereal grain and hop bitterness flavors.

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Photo of JustinPStewart
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of calcnerd
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mike22ne
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lobina
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xtonytx
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kraut6363
4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kewharton
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mthomp081
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Exeggutor
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DJoe
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sorcerer
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vermont eh.

Been trying to make some beer reviews on a vacation in Vermont, but everyone is so friendly up here, that I cannot spend time in the phone!

The beer is like that up here too. The beer is so friendly, when I open one to pour and drink, the experience is so good, I have to slow and sence the quality, and engage in deep conversation.

Unfiltered beer is Vermont-ish way to finish a batch. After the pour few bubbles actually manifest. Loonig inside the hovral.

The particles of yeast took inside the glass like dandruff in a sunbeam.

Smells like cat piss. Tastes like good beer. Go figure.

Everybtingh is alright except the morbid art on the label.

Truly a big IPA with grins I award a prize:

Yup it's a great beer eh.

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Photo of 1947
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice nose, more malty than hoppy, especially at the finish, good abv without tasting too alchoholic. Nice color, slightly cloudy, nice two finger head, disapates fairly quickly. A lotta beer for the price.

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Photo of jfitzbrew
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into tulip. amber copper color that is mostly clear. tannish white 1 inch head with medium to low retention. Smells nice and tropical with a touch of malt sweetness. Tastes sticky sweet and bitterness lingers. Remember it being better the first time I had it but still good.

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Photo of Larueminati
3.08/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.69/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LMSMITH
3.27/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

At Biergarten, Prov. RI 9/2/16
A. coriander, sage
C. clear red amber
F. acidic, hoppy
T. back taste, acid, hops, mild, drinkable

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Photo of DylanLikesIPAs
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spacemanspiff13
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IgnatiusReilly
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle to pint glass. Full fluffy head, bright copper appearance. Lots of fruit in nose, as well as taste - apples, pears, plum, some vanilla. Very sweet, not overly viscous. Smooth and very drinkable. Refreshing summer DIPA.

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Photo of WiserBud
4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Limbo IPA from Long Trail Brewing Co.
4.09 out of 5 based on 1,926 ratings.
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